Weratoon is a virtual assistant company based in Chennai, India. The company was formed in November 2016 by a group of individuals working as freelancers across various industries. The company currently work primarily with clients in the US, however they provide virtual assistant services all over the globe.
Their company philosophy is interesting, the word “Ratoon” means a new shoot or sprout springing from the base of a crop plant. This is how they see their team at Weratoon, as a “collective sprout of talents.”
I spoke with Karthikeyan Velan, Weratoon’s a co-founder and the Head of Operations. He has a Masters in Business Administration and has worked for large companies in the US and Australia, as well as working as a freelancer.
The company is based in Chennai, India, and all of their employees work from their corporate offices located in Tiruvallur near Chennai. Karthik explained their areas of specialization as presentations, spreadsheet management, Internet research, web design, and social media management.
Signing up with Weratoon is straightforward, you can either request a quote for a custom task or buy some hours to use with their virtual assistants throughout the month.
As you would expect from a virtual assistant company, their assistants can handle a wide range of tasks. They group their services into three core areas:
- Personal Service – Researching home services, product research, appointment management, calendar management, and other personal assistant-type services.
- Business Service – Data entry, document management, presentations, online research, and other business related services.
- Digital Marketing – Website design, blog maintenance, social media management, article writing, and other digital services.
When you sign up to work with their assistants you are assigned two assistants. This ensures you have continued support around the clock.
Plans and Pricing
Weratoon currently have two different payment plans: a Pay Per Task (PPT) or customized plan, and a Your Own Assistant (YOA) plan.
Their PPT plan is $7 per/hr. If you have one-off or custom tasks, provide as much detail as possible and a member of their team will get back to you with a quote before going ahead with the task.
Their YOA plan is also $7 per/hr for the first 100 hours, with this rate reducing to $6 per/hr for any additional hours in a month. You buy hours in a variety of different packages up front and carry any unused hours over to the following month. The rollover hours concept is somewhat unique.
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If you’re looking for other virtual assistant companies in India I recommend checking out My Tasker or Ask Sunday. Both are long-established companies with some favorable feedback and similar business models.
And if you’re open to virtual assistants in the Philippines, Task Bullet operates on a similar “bucket” of hours system.
Have you worked with Weratoon? If so, please leave a short review below to help others with their decision.
Used them for a year. Was pretty good until they suspiciously changed their policy. (They actually changed the website after we brought it to their attention that wasn’t reflected on the site) They used to allow us to roll over unused hours – it was the main reason we used them! But then all of a sudden they stopped – which would have been fine, but they didn’t communicate this change. So in essence we were paying monthly and wasting our hours. Also, turnover with the VAs. We’re currently in a legal dispute via Paypal – we would advise to stay away.
I have been using Weratoon service for the last couple of months. These guys are really awesome. What they deliver is what they promise. 100% commitment and quality is the result. I strongly recommend them for VA service.
Thank you for your kind feedback Amir. We value it and our team will always be on top of all our Client requirements and ensure their happiness.